[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/7] win32: msi: use the detected way to run win32 exectuables

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu May 14 17:08:59 CEST 2020

Le torstaina 14. toukokuuta 2020, 13.31.56 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> On 2020-05-13 12:24, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > The GPL does not say that you have to have the source of the build
> > tools. That's just an indirect consequence of the tools themselves being
> > under copyleft license.
> > 
> > What the GPL says is that each must fit at least one of the condition:
> > A) comes with OS,
> > B) is freely provided by the binary distributor,
> What do you call the binary distributor ?
> We provide the wix 3.5 to make the MSI package here
> https://download.videolan.org/contrib/wix/wix-3.5.msi

And the rules to install and build with it on whatever the cross-compiling 
system is (Linux amd64, I guess)? not to speak of the sources and rebuild 
instruction from that if applicable...

Cross-compiling (L)GPLv2 is insane enough as it is. Depending on an emulator 
and non-native build tools is utterly insane.


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